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Can't Save Flow due to validation error (appears to be a global microsoft issue)

Note: As of 10/11/2019 AM the issue appears to have been resolved by Microsoft. THANK YOU!

They have updated the default interval value

"recurrence": {
"interval": 5,
"frequency": "Minute"


A critical Microsoft (not user) error started happening today 10/10/2019 around 3PM CST

1) Click new automated flow

2) Trigger SharePoint "When an item is created"

3) Add any action

4) Try to save the flow and you receive the following error message, "The template validation failed: 'The 'recurrence' property of template trigger 'When_an_item_is_created' at line '1' and column '979' is not defined or not valid.'.Unfortunately due to this error I am unable to modify any of my existing flows, nor save any newly created flows....


When I peek the code in reference to the "recurrence" property this is what I see:

"recurrence": {
"interval": -0.016666666666666666,
"frequency": "Minute"  },
The interval is defined by Microsoft directly. This is not something that users have control over. My guess is that this interval was modified by someone at Microsoft today and now it's causing the above error.




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Community Support

Hi @M3chanix and All,


Microsoft Flow Team has been aware of this issue and is working on it. Please follow this link and message will be posted here once it is resolved:


Error: Starting 10/9/2019, multiple users are experiencing issues while saving flows with polling triggers with a Template Validation Exception due to the recurrence property. The team is actively working on mitigating this issue.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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Thanks clicked the link and get this at the top of the microsoft page


Good: No known issues: Microsoft Flow is running smoothly?

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